Oakview Lake France

Carp fishing in France with accommodation and free wi-fi. Get exclusive use of the venue with fast online bookings direct with the owners.

At a Glance

  • Lake: 2½ acres
  • Carp to: 52 lbs
  • Swims: 4
  • Anglers: 4
  • Bait boats: Yes
  • Rowing boats: No
  • Accommodation: Yes
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Meals (optional): No
  • Nearest port: St Malo (2 hours)

Carp Fishing in France with Accommodation for up to 6 People

Oakview Lake is a carp fishing holiday destination in France. It’s set in private grounds with a well- stocked carp lake and immaculate lakeside accommodation.

The Oakview accommodation is a two bedroom lodge with a large covered terrace overlooking the carp fishing lake. In addition to two twin bedrooms, it has a sofa bed and is fully equipped to cater for 6 people.

Owners Martin and Shirley live on site but not on the Oakview Lake grounds, so you can enjoy having the carp fishing complex to yourself. You can relax in the knowledge that if you need help, you just need to ask.

Carp fishing in France with accommodation at Oakview Lake.

We were lucky enough to escape the rat race a few years ago. In England we kept going by looking forward to our next holiday and our trips abroad meant everything to us. We never forget that yours do too.
Martin and Shirley, 30 September 2014

Oakview Carp Fishing Lake has 2½ Acres for up to 4 Anglers

Oakview carp fishing lake has large double swims and you can fish the home swims from the accommodation terrace, so it’s perfect if you want to fish socially. There are swims on all four banks and an island, so four of you can each fish from your own side if that’s what you prefer.

You’ll find lake depths of between 3ft and 9ft, a clay bottom covered in a few inches of silt and lots of clear gravel spots to fish to. Your main carp fishing features in the lake are a deep bowl and a shallow-sided trench leading to it.

You are also welcome to fish for tench, roach, perch and smaller carp in a smaller lake adjacent to the carp fishing lake.

Oakview Lake carp fishing France

Oakview Lake carp fishing France


Carp Fishing in France couldn't be better. 100+ Pristine Carp!

Oakview Lake is exclusively for carp fishing holidays in France. It is stocked with well over a hundred carp and the lake is netted regularly to remove fish weighing less than 20lb. Apart from pike and a few small grass carp no other species has been stocked and there are no nuisance fish.

Based on the 2017 carp fishing reports, 1 carp in every 5 fish caught weighed over 40lb and 2 carp in every 3 weighed over 30lb. The chances of catching a fish weighing under 20lb are between 5 and 10%. Oakview saw its first 50 pounders on the bank in the spring of 2017 (pre-spawning weights).

You can see more details of the carp fishing in the Reviews section and check for any breaking stories in our News area. For live fishing news, go to the Oakview Facebook page, where you can often see the catches as they happen and read the banter that goes on between Oakview carp anglers.

48lb 12oz - currently the biggest common

48lb 12oz - currently the biggest common


The Fishing Accommodation has Everything You'll Need, Including Free Wi-Fi

The accommodation at Oakview Lake is a two bedroom lodge with a fully equipped kitchen, shower room and separate WC. It has a large covered wooden deck and panoramic views of the lake. With twin bedrooms and a sofa bed it's fully equipped to cater for 6 people.

Everything is provided from clean towels and bed linen to tea towels and even egg cups! A complimentary travel cot, play pen and bikes are also available. All water is from the mains and is perfectly safe to drink.

A few yards away the bait shed has all the freezer space you could possibly need. There is Wi-Fi Broadband in the accommodation and the signal also reaches down to the home swim.

You can fish from the accommodation terrace or set up where you like around the lake. Either way full use of the accommodation and its facilities are included in the price.

Carp fishing in France with accommodation

Carp fishing in France with accommodation


A Wide Choice Of Restaurants And Fast Food

A choice of traditional french village restaurants and a fast food option are within 10 minutes by car. Slightly further afield are the major towns of Chateau-Gontier (20 mins) and Laval (30 mins). Between them, these towns offer everything from international fast food chains to fine dining.

If you like cooking the lakeside lodge has everything you need for preparing everything from full English breakfasts to roast dinners.

The region offers a wide choice of dining experiences

The region offers a wide choice of dining experiences

  1. Duncan de Gruchy: 8th Year Visiting Oakview Lake

    8th Year Visiting Oakview Lake

    By Duncan de Gruchy on 12 October 2019

    Highlight - Back to back to back 40s!

    Fishing Tactics: How to Catch Carp Using Slack Lines

    Catch: 3 x 40s, 8 x 30s and 5 x 20s. Total 16 carp, fishing days only.

  2. Stephen, Kathy & Dan Eastwood: Warm Welcome Back

    Warm Welcome Back

    By Stephen, Kathy & Dan Eastwood on 5 October 2019

    Warmly welcomed back to Oakview. All of us have made the most of our week here. The cottage is very comfortable and feels like a real home from home, except for the new oven (Confused.com!). The only addition we think would be a help would be a heater (since put in place for the Autumn). The whole site is a credit to your hard work Martin and Shirley.

    Fishing and Tactics: Weather changeable - windy and heavy showers at start of the week, with better weather at the end (sun in the afternoons). Cell boilies worked best.

    3 x 40s, 2 x 30s and 6 x 20s. Best fish 42lb 6oz.

  3. Geoff Matthews and Glen Lunn: Great Week Once Again

    Great Week Once Again

    By Geoff Matthews and Glen Lunn on 28 September 2019

    Once again a great week and accommodation second to none. Great to see Martin and Shirley again - had a peaceful and relaxing week, apart from being interrupted by the fish! Many thanks, Geoff & Little Wilf.

    Fishing Tactics: Boilies and maize.

    33 Carp: 2 x 40s, 15 x 30s, 15 x 20s and 1 x 19lb.

  4. Phil and Jan Calladine: Lost Count Of Our Visits

    Lost Count Of Our Visits

    By Phil and Jan Calladine on 21 September 2019

    Oakview never fails to deliver: Excellent hosts as always; great accommodation; stunning surroundings and great fishing. Lost count of our visits, but back in 2020 (twice) - you can't have too much of a good thing (think I wrote that last time!!). Many thanks, Phil & Jan.

    Fishing Tactics: Nut crunch and krill boilies over mixed particle.

    1 x 30, 7 x 20s and 1 small.

  5. Vic, May & Kevin Priest: Could Not Ask For Better

    Could Not Ask For Better

    By Vic, May & Kevin Priest on 14 September 2019

    We could not ask for better hosts than Shirley and Martin. Always ready to go the extra mile if needed, to make your stay enjoyable. The lodge is always spotlessly clean and comfortable with a beautiful view down to the lake, and in such a peaceful setting you can leave all your problems behind you and just enjoy the ambience and the fishing.

    The FISHING! The reason we visit. The strong healthy carp in pristine condition, and growing larger every year. They certainly give you a run for your money, my arms are aching already. We have already had two carp over 40lb each plus several 30s and 20s et cetera and only halfway through our week. A very big thank you to our hosts.

    PS it’s now the end of our holiday and as an oldie I’m completely worn out from catching these pristine carp, but can hardly wait until we return again next year. Our sincere thanks to Martin and Shirley - The Priest family.

    21 Carp - 4 x 40s, 7 x 30s, 5 x 20s, 3 x teens and 2 under 10lb

  6. Philip English & Brian Latheron: Better and Better

    Better and Better

    By Philip English & Brian Latheron on 7 September 2019

    Our 4th year here and things just seem to be getting better and better. Great venue, excellent fishing and quality fish. So sorry we're not coming next year. Martin and Shirley are perfect hosts in every way. Thanks for some lovely memories once again. Love Philip, Pauline, Brian and Joan.

    Fishing Tactics: Tipped snowman worked best

    18 Carp: 6 x 30s, 10 x 20s and 2 teens.

  7. Bob and Viv Osborne-Carey: 26th Week Fishing Oakview Lake

    26th Week Fishing Oakview Lake

    By Bob and Viv Osborne-Carey on 31 August 2019

    Bob's 26th week fishing Oakview at Lake and he clocks up yet another personal record. He's been trying to beat his personal Oakview tally of 23 fish for years. Bob came close on many occasions and equalled it in the past. This time he cracks it with 24 carp. Well done Bob - you didn't even have to make up the numbers with a grass carp!

    Fishing Tactics: Krill bottom baits worked best.

    2 x 40s, 8 x 30s, 12 x 20s and 2 x 18s.

  8. Paul Jeive: Family Week

    Family Week

    By Paul Jeive on 24 August 2019

    Week spent mostly with family. Didn't fish 'til afternoons and then through to midnight. One night up until 3am.

    Fishing and Tactics: Temperatures 22 degrees one day, then 27 - 36 the rest of the week. Caught in usual spots right and left of the island from the Home Swim. Baits used this time were Nash Coconut Creme.

    15 Carp: 1 x 40, 5 x 30s, 8 x 20s and 1 x 12lb grass carp

  9. Minne and Wendy de Swart: Paradise Revisited

    Paradise Revisited

    By Minne and Wendy de Swart on 17 August 2019

    Paradise revisited. Great to be back for our annual visit - peace and quiet and time to relax in a great environment. Oakview always delivers. Great to see Martin and Shirley for a catch up. The other thing Oakview delivers on is the fish.

    Fishing Tactics: I fished 5 days during our stay - breakfast 'til dinner time. Complex T boilies.

    20 carp: 4 x 40s, 9 x 30s, 3 x 20s and 4 under 20 (including a grass carp).

  10. Dave, Jeanette and Jessie Callow: Superb as Usual

    Superb as Usual

    By Dave, Jeanette and Jessie Callow on 10 August 2019

    Superb as usual. This was our 4th time here and disappointed we couldn't get booked on for another return in 2020. Fully booked due to quality and popularity of venue - speaks for itself and hopefully be back in 2021. Martin and Shirley have produced a peach of a venue, which they must be proud of. Thank you for looking after us so well - we had another lovely chilled out family holiday, Thinking of you both. All the best - Callow family.

    Fishing Tactics: Tight baiting to known spots, using Cell over particle.

    26 carp: 1 x 40, 9 x 30s, 11 x 20s and 5 under 20 (including a grass carp). As well as catching carp in the main lake, Jessie also had great fun catching carp, roach and tench in the stock pond.

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